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Brain SPECT Imaging

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SPECT stands for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography. It is a nuclear medicine study that measures the cerebral blood flow and activity patterns of your brain. It utilizes a radiopharmaceutical to create images of actual brain function by identifying blood flow patterns throughout the brain. The study is performed by injecting a very small dose of a radioactively tagged compound (Ceretec) that is taken up by the brain. Once in the brain the Ceretec emits energy ...

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